5 Letter African Names

Here you can easily browse through 5 letter African names. Names are presented alphabetically so scroll through them freely. By clicking on the name, you will be presented with more information about the name, such as its meaning, celebrities named with that name and also the name's origin.

# Name Gender Meaning
1 Aaron / Unisex high mountain
2 Abass / Unisex -
3 Abate / Unisex -
4 Abbas / Unisex stern, somber; father
5 Abdel / Unisex Servant Of God; Servant of Allah
6 Abdou / Unisex -
7 Abdul / Unisex -
8 Abeba / Unisex -
9 Abebe / Unisex -
10 Abeer / Unisex aroma
11 Abera / Unisex -
12 Achol / Unisex -
13 Adama / Unisex The study or facts of earth or ground
14 Adams / Unisex The person who is made of earth
15 Adamu / Unisex A variant of Adam, meaning father of mankind.
16 Adane / Unisex -
17 Adjei / Unisex -
18 Adoum / Unisex -
19 Agnes / Unisex chaste
20 Ahmad / Unisex highly praised or one who constantly thanks God
21 Ahmat / Unisex -
22 Ahmed / Unisex -
23 Aicha / Unisex Life
24 Aisha / Unisex alive, well
25 Aissa / Unisex God saves
26 Ajayi / Unisex Born face-down
27 Akpan / Unisex -
28 Alabi / Unisex -
29 Alain / Unisex Rock
30 Alemu / Unisex -
31 Alice / Unisex noble, exalted
32 Aline / Unisex -
33 Aliou / Unisex -
34 Aliyu / Unisex -
35 Allam / Unisex Educator, Professor, educationalist
36 Almaz / Unisex -
37 Alpha / Unisex beginning
38 Amadi / Unisex -
39 Amadu / Unisex -
40 Amani / Unisex -
41 Amany / Unisex -
42 Amare / Unisex -
43 Amina / Unisex A honest and trustworthy being
44 Amine / Unisex -
45 Amino / Unisex -
46 Aminu / Unisex -
47 Amira / Unisex princess; treetop, proverb, or sheaf of corn
48 Ammar / Unisex prosperous long life
49 Amoah / Unisex -
50 Amoin / Unisex -
51 Andre / Unisex Manly
52 André / Unisex A masculine man who are manly and well built
53 Andry / Unisex -
54 Angel / Unisex messenger; messenger of God
55 Anita / Unisex Gracious, Merciful
56 Annah / Unisex He (God) has favored me
57 Annet / Unisex He (God) has favored me
58 Annie / Unisex He (God) has favored me
59 Antwi / Unisex -
60 Anwar / Unisex -
61 Asare / Unisex -
62 Asefa / Unisex -
63 Asfaw / Unisex -
64 Asmaa / Unisex Daughter of Abu bakr; one with hih status
65 Asrat / Unisex -
66 Aster / Unisex -
67 Attia / Unisex One who forgives others
68 Auwal / Unisex -
69 Ayele / Unisex -
70 Ayman / Unisex lucky, fortunate
71 Ayoub / Unisex One who is good in doing job
72 Ayuba / Unisex -
73 Azeez / Unisex The servant of the mighty
74 Aziza / Unisex beloved precious; mighty
75 Balde / Unisex -
76 Bamba / Unisex -
77 Banda / Unisex The Person
78 Banga / Unisex -
79 Banza / Unisex -
80 Banze / Unisex -
81 Barry / Unisex -
82 Basma / Unisex smile
83 Belay / Unisex One who is above everyone; Superior
84 Bello / Unisex Helper
85 Berhe / Unisex -
86 Betty / Unisex Oath of God
87 Bilal / Unisex The Prophet'S Person Calling Prayer
88 Binta / Unisex With God
89 Bosco / Unisex A name of Italian Saint
90 Botha / Unisex Messenger
91 Bouba / Unisex -
92 Brian / Unisex hill
93 Bruno / Unisex armour, protection
94 Bukar / Unisex -
95 Chika / Unisex Filled with wisdom and intellect
96 Chris / Unisex Christ-Bearer
97 Chuol / Unisex -
98 Cisse / Unisex -
99 Clara / Unisex bright, famous
100 Conde / Unisex -
101 Cossa / Unisex A courteous and efficient human being
102 Dahir / Unisex -
103 Dalia / Unisex portion, share
104 Daoud / Unisex Allah's messenger
105 Dauda / Unisex -
106 Daudi / Unisex -
107 David / Unisex A beloved friend
108 Dawit / Unisex One who has a lovely heart
109 Denis / Unisex -
110 Desta / Unisex -
111 Diaby / Unisex -
112 Diana / Unisex heavenly, divine
113 Dicko / Unisex -
114 Dieng / Unisex -
115 Diouf / Unisex -
116 Djibo / Unisex -
117 Doris / Unisex Dorian woman
118 Drame / Unisex -
119 Driss / Unisex -
120 Edith / Unisex strife for wealth
121 Edson / Unisex son of Edward
122 Edwin / Unisex Rich/Prosperous Friend
123 Elias / Unisex the Lord is my God
124 Elise / Unisex God's promise
125 Elvis / Unisex this name means sage or elf or wise friend.
126 Emeka / Unisex -
127 Emile / Unisex eager
128 Emily / Unisex rival, laborious, or eager
129 Enock / Unisex trained and vowed, dedicated, or profound
130 Erick / Unisex ever or eternal ruler
131 Eslam / Unisex -
132 Esraa / Unisex -
133 Essam / Unisex -
134 Ester / Unisex myrtle leaf
135 Evans / Unisex God is gracious, born of yew, or youth
136 Ezzat / Unisex -
137 Fahmy / Unisex -
138 Faith / Unisex loyalty or belief
139 Faiza / Unisex -
140 Fanta / Unisex -
141 Farag / Unisex A remedy for sorenes
142 Farah / Unisex Arabic name for happiness
143 Farid / Unisex exceptional, unequaled; wide
144 Fathi / Unisex Arabic - Conqueror; Sanskrit - Prosperity
145 Fathy / Unisex -
146 Fatma / Unisex baby's nurse
147 Fatou / Unisex -
148 Fawzy / Unisex A victory, a great triumph
149 Felix / Unisex -
150 Flora / Unisex flower
151 Fouad / Unisex heart
152 Frank / Unisex Free Or From France
153 Gaber / Unisex -
154 Galal / Unisex The person belongs to crowned heads.
155 Gamal / Unisex camel
156 Gambo / Unisex -
157 Garba / Unisex -
158 Genet / Unisex -
159 Ghada / Unisex Graceful young girl
160 Girma / Unisex -
161 Glory / Unisex glory
162 Gomes / Unisex -
163 Grace / Unisex favor or blessing
164 Gueye / Unisex -
165 Habib / Unisex -
166 Hagos / Unisex Joy, happiness, pleasure
167 Haile / Unisex -
168 Hailu / Unisex -
169 Hamad / Unisex To Praise any one
170 Hamdi / Unisex Commendable, Of Praise
171 Hamdy / Unisex -
172 Hamed / Unisex Praiseworthy, praiser (of the God)
173 Hamid / Unisex praised, commendable
174 Hamza / Unisex strong, steadfast, Loin
175 Hanan / Unisex gracious
176 Haoua / Unisex -
177 Happy / Unisex cheerful or lighthearted
178 Hasan / Unisex Good, Handsome, Beautiful, One who Beautifies
179 Hauwa / Unisex -
180 Hayat / Unisex Life, survival
181 Helen / Unisex torch
182 Helmy / Unisex A Gem of the Sea
183 Henri / Unisex home ruler
184 Henry / Unisex home ruler
185 Idowu / Unisex A daughter who is born after twins.
186 Idris / Unisex Lord of Studious
187 Imane / Unisex Variation of Iman which means faith
188 Irene / Unisex peace
189 Isaac / Unisex he will laugh, he will rejoice
190 Islam / Unisex -
191 Jacob / Unisex holder of the heel
192 Jamal / Unisex He who is handsome
193 James / Unisex he who supplants
194 Janet / Unisex God is gracious
195 Jemal / Unisex handsome
196 Jerry / Unisex -
197 Jesca / Unisex He sees
198 Jimmy / Unisex he who supplants
199 Jimoh / Unisex One who is born on a Friday.
200 Joana / Unisex God is gracious
201 Jolie / Unisex pretty
202 Jonas / Unisex dove
203 Jorge / Unisex -
204 Joyce / Unisex lord
205 Jules / Unisex -
206 Julia / Unisex youthful or Jove's child
207 Julie / Unisex youthful or Jove's child
208 Kabir / Unisex Kabir name means The Great
209 Kabwe / Unisex -
210 Kamal / Unisex Perfection
211 Kamau / Unisex Silent Warrior
212 Kamel / Unisex Unique
213 Kanku / Unisex -
214 Kante / Unisex -
215 Karim / Unisex Karim name means Noble and Generous
216 Kassa / Unisex -
217 Kedir / Unisex -
218 Keita / Unisex -
219 Keïta / Unisex -
220 Kevin / Unisex handsome beloved
221 Khady / Unisex -
222 Khoza / Unisex The name means Goat
223 Kibet / Unisex -
224 Koffi / Unisex -
225 Komba / Unisex -
226 Konan / Unisex -
227 Kossi / Unisex -
228 Kunda / Unisex Jasmine Blossom
229 Laila / Unisex night beauty
230 Lamin / Unisex -
231 Langa / Unisex -
232 Lawal / Unisex -
233 Lawan / Unisex Beautiful
234 Leila / Unisex night beauty
235 Lemma / Unisex A cultivated person
236 Linda / Unisex flexible, soft, mild
237 Lopes / Unisex -
238 Louis / Unisex famous warrior
239 Lucas / Unisex Bringer of light
240 Lucia / Unisex light
241 Lucie / Unisex light
242 Lucky / Unisex fortunate
243 Luisa / Unisex Renowned Warrior
244 Lungu / Unisex -
245 Lydia / Unisex from Lydia
246 Magdy / Unisex -
247 Maher / Unisex He who is industrious
248 Maiga / Unisex -
249 Maina / Unisex The one who brings a message from God
250 Majok / Unisex -
251 Malak / Unisex angel
252 Malik / Unisex He who is king
253 Maman / Unisex -
254 Mamie / Unisex pearl or star of the sea
255 Manal / Unisex One who achieved great
256 Manda / Unisex One who is worthy of being loved
257 Mande / Unisex -
258 Manga / Unisex -
259 Maria / Unisex star of the sea
260 Mária / Unisex -
261 Marie / Unisex star of the sea
262 Mario / Unisex manly
263 Marwa / Unisex A smooth and hard white rock
264 Mavis / Unisex song thrush
265 Mbaye / Unisex -
266 Mbayo / Unisex -
267 Mbewe / Unisex -
268 Mbuyi / Unisex -
269 Mbuyu / Unisex -
270 Mehdi / Unisex The guided one
271 Menna / Unisex The strength, a strong person
272 Mercy / Unisex compassion or forbearance
273 Modou / Unisex -
274 Moges / Unisex -
275 Moise / Unisex saviour
276 Molla / Unisex -
277 Momoh / Unisex -
278 Monga / Unisex -
279 Moses / Unisex drawn f the water. The leader of Jews
280 Mousa / Unisex One who is derived from the water
281 Mpofu / Unisex -
282 Mputu / Unisex -
283 Muazu / Unisex -
284 Mumba / Unisex -
285 Mussa / Unisex -
286 Mutua / Unisex -
287 Mwale / Unisex -
288 Mwape / Unisex -
289 Nabil / Unisex -
290 Nadia / Unisex hope
291 Nahla / Unisex -
292 Naima / Unisex to be contented
293 Nancy / Unisex grace
294 Naomi / Unisex pleasantness
295 Nasir / Unisex One who gives victory
296 Ncube / Unisex -
297 Ndeye / Unisex -
298 Ndong / Unisex -
299 Neema / Unisex The one who was born in richness.
300 Nelly / Unisex light
301 Ngaba / Unisex -
302 Ngoie / Unisex -
303 Ngoma / Unisex -
304 Ngoyi / Unisex -
305 Ngozi / Unisex blessing
306 Niang / Unisex -
307 Njeri / Unisex Daughter of a warrior.
308 Njoku / Unisex -
309 Nkosi / Unisex Law and regulations.
310 Nkulu / Unisex -
311 Noura / Unisex light
312 Numbi / Unisex -
313 Nweke / Unisex -
314 Nwosu / Unisex -
315 Nzuzi / Unisex -
316 Obeng / Unisex -
317 Ofori / Unisex -
318 Okeke / Unisex -
319 Okoro / Unisex Man
320 Okoye / Unisex -
321 Omari / Unisex Overcrowded and prosperous.
322 Omary / Unisex -
323 Opara / Unisex -
324 Opoku / Unisex -
325 Osama / Unisex -
326 Oscar / Unisex deer friend
327 Osman / Unisex God's protection
328 Oumar / Unisex -
329 Oumou / Unisex -
330 Owusu / Unisex -
331 Paula / Unisex small
332 Paulo / Unisex small
333 Peace / Unisex peace
334 Pedro / Unisex rock
335 Peter / Unisex One who is a rock and a stone
336 Petro / Unisex -
337 Phiri / Unisex -
338 Pinto / Unisex -
339 Rabah / Unisex One who is at gain
340 Rabia / Unisex She who comes fourth
341 Rabiu / Unisex -
342 Ragab / Unisex Name of the seventh month in Islamic calendar
343 Rahel / Unisex ewe, female sheep
344 Rahma / Unisex Girl who is graceful and kind
345 Rania / Unisex she is singing; queen
346 Rasha / Unisex a young gazel
347 Rehab / Unisex An open-minded and generous person
348 Reham / Unisex morning dew
349 Rhoda / Unisex rose
350 Roger / Unisex famous spearman
351 Saber / Unisex French word for sword
352 Sabry / Unisex One who is patient and quiet
353 Sacko / Unisex -
354 Sadiq / Unisex One who is truthful
355 Saeed / Unisex -
356 Safia / Unisex friend; pure
357 Sahar / Unisex Dawn
358 Saida / Unisex huntress or fortunate
359 Saidi / Unisex The auspicious one
360 Saidu / Unisex -
361 Salah / Unisex righteousness
362 Saleh / Unisex He who is righteous
363 Salem / Unisex Muslim name meaning secure and free
364 Saley / Unisex -
365 Salih / Unisex A righteous, virtuous, intact and good person
366 Salim / Unisex One who is peaceful
367 Sally / Unisex princess
368 Salma / Unisex helmet of God
369 Salum / Unisex -
370 Salwa / Unisex consolation
371 Samah / Unisex A generous, giving person
372 Samar / Unisex night talk
373 Samba / Unisex Something shinign and rising
374 Sambo / Unisex -
375 Sameh / Unisex The one who is forgiving.
376 Samia / Unisex exalted
377 Samir / Unisex An entertaining companion
378 Sanaa / Unisex -
379 Sanga / Unisex Means he came from the valley
380 Sanni / Unisex -
381 Sanou / Unisex -
382 Sarah / Unisex lady, princess, noblewoman
383 Sayed / Unisex Leader
384 Sekou / Unisex -
385 Serge / Unisex servant
386 Sesay / Unisex -
387 Shehu / Unisex -
388 Shifa / Unisex Sweet
389 Siham / Unisex Arrows
390 Silue / Unisex -
391 Simon / Unisex he has heard
392 Singa / Unisex -
393 Singh / Unisex He is like a lion
394 Sisay / Unisex -
395 Sitoe / Unisex -
396 Smith / Unisex Smile
397 Sofia / Unisex wisdom
398 Sonia / Unisex wisdom
399 Souad / Unisex She who is very glad
400 Susan / Unisex lily
401 Suzan / Unisex lily
402 Sylla / Unisex -
403 Taher / Unisex Morally uncontaminated, an innocent one
404 Tahir / Unisex Pure, clean
405 Taiwo / Unisex The first of the twin to see the world
406 Tamer / Unisex He is a palm tree
407 Tanko / Unisex -
408 Tarek / Unisex Morning star
409 Teddy / Unisex wealthy protector; brave people; God's gift
410 Tekle / Unisex -
411 Tembe / Unisex -
412 Tembo / Unisex -
413 Thiam / Unisex -
414 Titus / Unisex title of honour
415 Toure / Unisex One who belongs to Soussou, Africa
416 Toyin / Unisex -
417 Tsige / Unisex -
418 Tukur / Unisex -
419 Turay / Unisex -
420 Umaru / Unisex -
421 Usman / Unisex -
422 Wafaa / Unisex Faithfulness
423 Walaa / Unisex -
424 Walid / Unisex just born
425 Willy / Unisex will helmet
426 Wolde / Unisex -
427 Worku / Unisex -
428 Yahia / Unisex -
429 Yahya / Unisex Yahweh is merciful
430 Yasin / Unisex -
431 Yasir / Unisex well to do
432 Yeshi / Unisex -
433 Yimer / Unisex -
434 Yonas / Unisex dove
435 Yusuf / Unisex God increases in piety, power and influence
436 Zahra / Unisex white or flower
437 Zewdu / Unisex -
438 Zimba / Unisex -
439 Zineb / Unisex -
440 Zohra / Unisex blossom
441 Zongo / Unisex -

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